The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 Geography Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Further details about the topic/key questions that will be explored

     

    1

    Globalisation

    Globalisation is a long standing process which has accelerated because of rapid developments in transport, communications and businesses.

    Political and economic decision making are important factors in the acceleration of globalisation.

    Globalisation has affected some places and organisations more than others.

    The global shift has created winners and losers for people and the physical environment.

    The scale and pace of economic migration has increased as the world has become more interconnected, creating consequences for people and the physical environment.

    The emergence of a global culture, based on western ideas, consumption and attitudes towards physical environment is one outcome of globalisation.

    Globalisation has led to the dramatic increases in development for some countries but also widening development gap extremities and disparities in environmental quality.

    Social, political and environmental tensions have resulted from the rapidity of global change caused by globalisation.

    Ethical and environmental concerns about unsustainability have led to increased localism and awareness of the impacts of a consumer society.

     

    ICT

    Literacy

    Classification

    Visual imagery

    Summarising

    Information processing

    Map skills

    Numeracy

    Independent work

    Group work

    2

    Coasts

    The coast, and wider littoral zone has distinctive features and landscapes.

    Geological structure influences the development of coastal landscapes at a variety of scales.

    Rates of coastal recession and stability depend on lithology and other factors.

    Marine erosion creates distinctive coastal landforms and contributes to coastal landscapes.

    Sediment transport and deposition create distinctive landforms and contribute to coastal landscapes.

    Subaerial processes of mass movement and weathering influence coastal landforms and contribute to coastal landscapes.

    Sea level change influences coasts on different timescales.

    Rapid coastal retreat causes threats to people at the coast.

    Coastal flooding is a significant and increasing risk for some coastlines.

    Increasing risks of coastal recession and coastal flooding have serious consequences for affected communities.

    There are different approaches to managing the risks associated with coastal recession flooding.

    Coastlines are now increasingly managed by holistic integrated coastal zone management.

     

    ICT

    Literacy

    Classification

    Visual imagery

    Summarising

    Information processing

    Map skills

    Numeracy

    Independent work

    Group work

    Spring Term

     

     

     

    1

    Regeneration

    Economies can be classified in different ways and vary from place to place.

    Places have changed their function and characteristics over time.

    Past and present connections have shaped the economic and social characteristics of your chosen places.

    Economic and social inequalities changes people’s perceptions of an area.

    There are significant variations in the lived experience of place and engagement with them.

    There is a range of ways to evaluate the need for regeneration.

    UK government policy decisions play a key role in regeneration.

    Local government policies aim to represent areas as being attractive for inward investment.

    Rebranding attempts to represent areas as being more attractive by changing public perception of them.

    The success of regeneration uses a range of measures, economic, demographic, social and environmental.

    Different urban stakeholders have different criteria for judging the success of urban regeneration.

    Different rural stakeholders have different criteria for judging the success of rural regeneration.

     

    ICT,

    Literacy

    Classification

    Visual imagery

    Summarising

    Information processing

    Map skills

    Numeracy

    Independent work

    Group work

    2

    Tectonics

    The global distribution of tectonic hazards can be explained by plate boundary and other tectonic processes.

    There are theoretical frameworks that attempt to explain plate movements

    Physical processes explain the causes of tectonic hazards.

    Disaster occurrence can be explained by the relationship between hazards, vulnerability, resilience and disaster.

    Tectonic hazard profiles are important to an understanding of contrasting hazard impacts, vulnerability and resilience.

    Development and governance are important in understanding disaster impact and vulnerability and resilience.

    Understanding complex trends and patterns for tectonic disasters helps explain differential impacts.

    Theoretical frameworks can be used to understand the predication, impact and management of tectonic hazards.

    ICT

    Literacy

    Classification

    Visual imagery

    Summarising

    Information processing

    Map skills

    Numeracy

    Independent work

    Group work

    Summer Term

     

     

     

    1

    Geographical skills

    Identifying an appropriate research question

    Critical questioning of data sources

    Demonstrating knowledge of practical field methodologies.

    Know techniques to analyse field data

    Understand field observations

    Analyse fieldwork findings.

    ICT

    Literacy

    Classification

    Visual imagery

    Summarising

    Information processing

    Map skills

    Numeracy

    Independent work

    Group work

    2

    Fieldwork projects

    Individual projects between 4000 to 5000 words related to the specification.

    Introduction

    Method

    Data presentation

    Analysis

    Conclusion

    Evaluation

     

    ICT

    Literacy

    Classification

    Visual imagery

    Summarising

    Information processing

    Map skills

    Numeracy

    Independent work

    Group work

     

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Globalisation and Coasts

    Exam question

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Regeneration and Tectonics

    Exam question

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    All topics

    Exam question

    Main Resources:

    Resource

    Details

    Term

    Text books

    All pupils are issued with the course textbook for EDEXCEL A level Geography

    All

    Recommended reading

    Wider reading connected to globalisation, coasts, regeneration and tectonics.

    All

    Recommended websites

    Student action on world poverty: www.peopleandplanet.org.uk

    United Nations: www.un.org

    The Environment Agency: www.environment-agency.gov.uk

    The Met Office: www.metoffice.com

    Search Engine: www.refdesk.com

    (Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment (2006) Weather)

    Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment: www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/english.html

    Oxfam: www.oxfam.org.uk

    CIA: www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook

    Internet Geography: www.geography.learnontheinternet.co.uk

    Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: www.defra.gov.uk

    Food and Agricultural Organisation: www.fao.org/

    S-Cool Revision Site: www.s-cool.co.uk/

    GeoResources: www.georesources.co.uk

    Revision Notes: www.revision-notes.co.uk

    All

    Equipment

    Stationary, atlas, pencil crayons

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity or Trip

    Day and Term

    Holderness

    2nd and 3rd October 2017

    Hull

    5th and 6th March 2018

    Individual project fieldwork

    28th and 29th June 2018

    Revision sessions from March 2018

    March 2018